It appears that the IPUMS group has created the HHTYPE = 9 (HHTYPE could not be determined). As I understand it, this group is mostly for unmarried partners. We were reviewing this category and poverty and came upon a household that does not seem to make much sense in regard to the family relationships and poverty. I am wondering if this has something to do with the recoding for HHTYPE=9 or if there is something else going on.
I am including a table to show the data. But I will give a short description. The household records include 5 people- 2 adults and 3 children. It is a HHTYPE = 9. The head of household is a female (rec 1). There is one family and one subfamily. The head of household is not part of the subfamily. There is a male adult (rec 5) who is identified as an unmarried partner who is in the subfamily - along with all 3 children. The children’s mother is identified as record 1 and father as record 5. The head of household has no income. The unmarried partner has income. The head of household and children have poverty level =1. The unmarried partner has poverty level 245.
There are two related questions.
1 Why is subfamily described as married couple with children when it is the father (Unmarried partner and 3 children).
2 Why are the children given the mother’s income when they are defined as the father’s sub family.